Sunday, August 15, 2010


It's been ages since I updated my blog. Sorry :( I've been really busy with Creative Crafting Magazine, getting the site ready, re-launching Creative Connections who we are now proudly sponsored by WowThankYou.

Creative Crafting Online Magazine is now on its 6th Issue, the Summer Edition! You can read it below. Click the magazine to view in full screen.

We have now brought the magazine and the network together. So Creative Crafting and Creative Connections are now one, although on two sites! On Creative Crafting you can view all the magazines projects, interviews, recipes from back issues, and on Creative Connections, network with fellow crafter's, upload your recent projects, host chat events, more! 

On the Sprinkles Sparkles side of business, we have recently had an order from a company for lots and lots of mobile phone charms! I won't mention who as it might spoil the surprise for some of you at Christmas. But I'm really chuffed to been asked to do the order. 
I've also just today had a commission to re-string some gorgeous freshwater pearls. I'm just waiting for the pearls to be dropped off here, so I can start work on them. 

I decided to take two days off, well, Saturday and Sunday, so yesterday I just chilled out, and today I started on Sprinkles Sparkles 'Zip Zip' range. This is a new venture for Sprinkles Sparkles. It's not jewellery, but lovely homeware gifts.

Here is what I made today (sorry about the picture. I took it with my mobile phone to show you all) 

It's a little sewing bag for all your sewing accessories.
The fabric is so scrummy!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I enjoyed my two days off, even though I still ended up doing work!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday's Showcase

So what's today's 

It's those little added extras!

You will find all these little treats in the cupcake stand!
There maybe a few *new* extra treats in there too! 

Check out the last Friday Showcase tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday & Wednesday Showcase!

Unfortunately I missed Tuesdays Showcase, as I didn't have any internet.
So today is a double whammy!

We start with Tuesday's Showcase

It's Sprinkles Sparkles Mobile Phone Charms

Wednesday's Showcase
Midweek Sprinkles Sparkles Bookmarks!

Check out tomorrows Thursdays Showcase!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Showcase

So what's todays

It's Sprinkles Sparkles Earrings!

Click the image to see a bigger picture!

This is a brand new selection that hasn't made it onto Sprinkles Sparkles Online yet, and you will be able to see them in the flesh on Saturday!
For more earrings click here

Check out tomorrows Tuesday Showcase!

Sprinks xx

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Showcase!

So what's today's 

It's Sprinkles Sparkles Hair Accessories!

We have handmade beaded hair bobbles

and Swarovski crystal hair pins

All these items will be available on the day. 

Check out tomorrows Monday Showcase!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Showcase!

It's only one week to go until "It's Darling" Vintage & Handmade Fair at the Guildhall, in Bath.

Each day this week up until the event I will start to showcase some pieces that I will be exhibiting and selling. 

Today, I'm going to start with the bracelets and watches from The Petal Collection.

1. Pink Petal Flower Watch (£45) 2. Green & Black Petal Flower Bracelet (£35)

3. Red & Cream Petal Flower Bracelet (£35) 4. Green & Brown Petal Flower Watch (£45)
5. Black & Silver Petal Flower Watch (£45) 6. Orange & Cream Petal Flower Bracelet (£35)

What will be Sundays Showcase? Check back tomorrow!

Sprinks xx

Friday, June 11, 2010

Competition Time at Creative Crafting!

This issues competition is to win a
which will be in the next issue of Creative Crafting Magazine
out on August 1st 2010.

How to enter:
  1. Follow us!
  2. Promote our competition on your Blog, Twitter, Facebook etc.
  3. Let us know where you have promoted in the comments box.
It's as simple as that!

Closing date for entries is July 15th 2010 at midnight GMT time.
We will let you know the winner on the July 16th.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New delights!

Over the past week I have added lots of new delights to Sprinkles Sparkles Online. As well as the new summer necklaces, Summer Dew Necklace, and Rose & Crystal Necklace, I have added many new Glass Beaded Hair Bobbles, and some new Bag Charms.

We will be closed over the weekend, Saturday & Sunday, as we have a craft fair at Rainscombe Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire. So, if there is anything you have your eye on, now is the time to grab it before it's gone!

See you there, or until next time...
Sprinks xx

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Meet the stallholders: 60 seconds with.....well... me!

On Saturday 17th July 
'It's Darling!' Vintage and Handmade Fair 
will be held in the Guildhall, in Bath.

Image from 'It's Darling' Blog'

There will be
'beautiful vintage treasures and handmade treats, and of course, tea and cake!'
 - taken from 'It's Darling' Blog. 

All the stall holders have been asked to do a promotional interview for their blog, and here is mine!
I hope you enjoy the read!

Sprinks xx

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I'm Back!

Well, actually I didn't go anywhere. I have been working very hard on this issue of Creative Crafting Magazine, Father's Day Edition, Issue 5.

You will find the brand new 'Crafters Directory', interviews from fellow crafters, 'How To' Makes, Recipes, Father's Day Gifts, and more!

If you would like to advertise in the magazine, please follow this link.

I have also been busy making some summertime necklaces.

Summer Due Necklace

Rose & Crystal Necklace

They are both available on Sprinkles Sparkles Online

Glad to see the summer weather returning! I have just taken this picture from the balcony.

For now,

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Looby Crafts Blog Giveaway!

Louise from Looby Crafts is having a 

There are 15 handmade cards up for grabs, and all you have to do is visit her shop, and leave a comment with your favourite product.

For more information, and to how to enter, 

Sprinks xx

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Hanging Tags!

My gridwall arrived the other week, ready to display all Sprinkles Beads stock. Only problem was that they had sent me the wrong legs! Well, after numerous emails, and phone calls, I still haven't received the correct legs. but we will get there!

So today, I finished off making my handmade hanging tags, so I could hang all the stock up!

1.  Cutting up lots of strips of white card.

2. Then cut each strip into 10 pieces.

3. Each little strip was then cut out with a snowflake

4. And left hundreds of little snowflakes!

5. The little strips were then stapled onto the backs 
of all the bags!

6. Finished result!
All Sprinkles Beads stock hanging on the new

Sprinks xx

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Knit, Stitch & Creative Craft Show

Yesterday we nipped off down to Shepton Mallet to the Knit, Stitch & Creative Craft Show. We got there just before 10am when it opened, and joined the queue.

First stop was the cafe for a cup of coffee and cake!

Then we started to have a look around. I did start to get slightly annoyed with some people that had forgotten to bring their manners with them. Pushing and shoving to pick up something that there are hundreds off. There is no need!

I picked up some pink beads and findings for a necklace, bracelet and earring set I am making myself for a wedding on Saturday. Bought from The Southampton Bead Shop and With Love Crafts

Then it was time for dinner. We had brought along our own picnic, and sat outside on the grass.

We went back in and carried looking around. I picked up some gorgeous fat quarters from a lovely lady from Phase Patch Craft in Chippenham, and some quarters from Sunflower Corner Quilting.

The button, two cotton reel and pink swirly leaf quarters are from Phase Patch Craft and the Royal Dolton black, pink and purple flower, and two purple flower quarters are from Sunflower Corner Quilting.
Also picked up this picture fabric strip from Phase Patch Craft

Sprinks xx

Saturday, April 17, 2010

It's all about the Sparkle!

Another glorious day!

I was planning on having the morning off to start a new cross stitch, but that didn't happen. Instead we ended up emptying the summer house, hoovering, dusting and cleaning the windows and putting everything back in again!

By then it was dinner time... so i made us a lovely cheesy omelette! Mmmm....

Then checked the post! Hurray, finally my crystals arrived that I have been waiting for since Easter. So I made myself a bracelet for the summer. 

Then onto making some summery, window charms! I had so much fun making them.

I made them in 3 different colours, with 3 different glass drops.
Emerald crystal with 63mm AB crystal glass drop, Crystal with 38x14mm AB crystal glass drop, and Purple Velvet crystal with 63mm AB crystal glass drop. 

I have listed the Emerald window charm on Misi. The other two will be listed in the next few days.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather! 
For now, 
Sprinks xx

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Great Advertising.... pass it on!

The next issue of Creative Crafting magazine is going to include a colourful crafters directory with click through links to everyones websites. It's only £2 for a text link with a description and a button straight to your website. Please join in and grab some cheap advertising (the last issue had over 66,000 views in 2 months) and also to support the team that brings you the magazine. Despite rising costs to produce lets aim to keep our free community magazine available.

You can book your slot on the Creative Crafting Website

Please post this on your blogs and twitter about it, pass it on in any way that you can.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's 100!

It's my 100th post! 

What have I been blogging about to make 100! Only seems like 5 minutes ago I was excited about getting my blog back, after it had been hijacked. That was back in February 2009!

How glorious was today?  Sun was out, and it wasn't too hot. I'm not a sun worshiper in any shape or form. I do really prefer the winter months, mainly as it doesn't effect my eczema as much as the heat does. It has already starting flaring up. Backs of knees, stomach, hips, and groin area, but I wasn't going to let today pass without making some summery jewellery and accessories.

So I made this...

and this...

Both are available at Sprinkles Sparkles on Misi to buy!

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter Eggs as much as I STILL am!

Sprinks xx

Friday, April 09, 2010


I have been featured in this gorgeous blog by Shaz from Odd Sox @ The Sock Garden!
The theme is 'Watch It.. it's Folksy Friday'

What a stunning collection of yummy watches!

Mine is the Green Petal Flower ;)

Thank you Shaz!

Sprinks xx

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Sprinkles Beads is on MISI!

Yes! That's right!

This evening I opened a new account, and started listing 5 new supplies to the shop. So far we have
  • 1 inch headpins
  • 2 inch headpins
  • Mixed buttons
  • Mobile Phone Charm Straps
  • Wire guardians
All postage is £1.00 per order, with 20p for each additional item. So it might be best to stock up while you can, all in one go!

Some items that I will be listing are not small, for example bead boards and beading mats. These will have different postage & packaging prices, due to their size.

Might go and list some more items now.. so keep checking all the time to see new stock!

Sprinks xx

Celebrating Easter with new listings!

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter weekend so far!

I have been making a new bracelet watch.
This watch is made from black and grey petals and glass pearls.

It is available on Misi now for more information!

I have also added the Petal PhoneCharms that I blogged about here. They are idea for your mobile phone, DS and even zips!
They are also available on Misi for only £3.50 each! 

Sprinks xx